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devise -- as in: devise a plan
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  • Possibly the checks they had devised for the increase of population had succeeded too well, and their numbers had rather diminished than kept stationary.
  • I had made myself the most complicated and the most hopeless trap that ever a man devised.

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  • She plans to devise something to launch water balloons.
  • devise a plan to take over the director’s office

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